statewide

Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center

Alachua County offers a victim services and rape crisis center that provides:

  • Immediate outreach to victims of sexual battery and violent crime 24/7. Accompany victims of sexual battery to the hospital during the initial rape examination.
  • Face-to-face individual counseling for victims and their families.
  • Support groups that range for female survivors of sexual assault, male survivors of sexual assault, LGBTQ+ survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence, adults molested as children, teen girls ages 13-16 who are survivors of sexual abuse, and family/friends of those killed by violent crime.
  • Confidential HIV/AIDS testing.
  • Accompany and support through any criminal proceedings that may follow (testimony, deposition, trial, sentencing, etc.).
  • Assist victims in filing for Victim Compensation and/or sexual battery relocation.
  • Community education, consultation, and speeches.

Florida Department of Education - McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

The McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities gives students with special needs the chance to attend a private school. The program is for students in grades K-12. Please see the website for more information.

Please go to this website: http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/mc…

Florida Office of the Attorney General

The purpose of the Attorney General's office is to enforce the laws of Florida. Their aim is to protect consumers from fraud, identity theft and more. The Crime Victims program helps those who have been a victim of crime to get financial compensation. Please see the website for more information.

Toll Free: 1.866.966.7226
Florida Relay/TTY: 1.800.955.8771

Programs and Units Include:

  • Civil rights
  • Consumer information
  • Consumer investigations
  • Crime Victims services
  • Criminal appeals
  • Criminal justice programs
  • Cyber safety and education
  • Lemon law
  • Medicaid fraud
  • Seniors v. Crime

A Safe Haven For Newborns - Direct Assistance For Pregnancy Support

A Safe Haven For Newborns offers assistance to women who are pregnant and to women with newborns.

Services include:

  • Medical Related Issues, through referral assistance
  • Baby related items, such as baby clothing and formula
  • Local transportation
  • Legal issues
  • Burial services
  • Direct financial assistance
  • Counseling
  • Parenting education
  • Abuse prevention
  • 24-Hour/Multilingual Helpline: 1.877.767.2229

Please call or visit website for more information.

A Safe Haven For Newborns

This agency provides a safety net for women with unexpected pregnancies. The goal is to make sure that no baby is abandoned. Mothers with newborns can get advice about adoption or parenting. Pregnant women can make plans for their baby's future before they reach a crisis stage. They can get help as they decide what is best for themselves and their babies. Please see the website for more information.

Safe Haven also wants to form local chapters in every Florida county.

Important Numbers:
24-Hour Multilingual Helpline: 1.877.767.2229
To Form a New Chapter: 1.877.767.2229
Time Sensitive Issues: 786.246.1304